The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu has unveiled reviewed new force order 237, which has to do with the use of force and firearms.
He made the unveiling at a conference with senior police officers in Abuja.
IGP Adamu explained that the step was aimed at checking the excessive use of force by policemen and ensure the protection of fundamental human rights.
“This is with the intention of equipping them with the right orientation for policing in the 21st century and to align their operations within the expectations of the law and the citizens”, he said.
The new order was reviewed in collaboration with the international committee of the red cross.
This order 237 stipulates new guidelines for the use of firearms by officers and men of the Nigerian police force.